New Kitchen Floor Choices: Is One Right for You?

By Barbara Pronin The kitchen floor, besides being practical, has become a major design statement—with a bigger choice of colors, styles and textures available today than ever before. “You need to consider practicality first,” said Home and Garden TV’s Katie Allison Granju. “How much time do you spend in the […] more


Keeping Your Pets Safe while Remodeling

By Randi Reed Editor’s note: This post was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. Safe pet remodeling may not be something you think about before the start of a new remodeling project, but if your dog gets out or your cat runs away–it can add a whole lot of stress […] more


Existing Sales and Inventory Increase

Existing home sales increased 1.3 percent in April, but fell 6.8 percent from the same period a year ago. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reported April 2014 total existing home sales at a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.65 million units combined for single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, up […] more


Share of Equity Home Sales Rises to Highest Spot in over Six Years

Recent home price gains have lifted more underwater homes into positive territory, pushing the share of equity home sales to their highest level since late 2007. At the same time, pending home sales were essentially unchanged in April, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) says recently. Distressed housing market data: […] more


Selling This Summer? 6 Upgrades to Secure a Speedy Sale

(BPT) – When the weather warms up, so does the real estate market. Spring and summer are traditionally the seasons when both homebuyers and sellers are most active across the country. If you’ll be putting your home on the market this year, simple, cost-effective upgrades can help ensure a speedy […] more


Programmable Thermostats Rank High with Popular Green Home Improvements

May is National Home Remodeling Month, so I’m tapping into a recent National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) survey ranking the most common building features consumers are using to improve energy efficiency in their homes. Programmable thermostats clocked in at third place among the most popular green home improvements among […] more


Fixed Mortgage Rates Near Seven-Month Low

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates moving lower for the fourth consecutive week with fixed mortgage rates hitting new lows for this year. “Mortgage rates continued to decline this week as industrial production slipped by 0.6 percent in […] more


Great Condo on Sail Bay

Don’t miss this opportunity to live an the beach and bay   more

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